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Which is easier for a beginner, crochet or knitting? Can a crochet needle be used for knitting?

March 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Knitting For Beginners

I am trying to make a scarf with yarn and was thinking about either crochet or knitting. Is there another method that may be easier?

I think crocheting is easier for me. I like crocheting because it goes faster. You can’t use a crochet hook for knitting because of the hook on the end, it would pick up the thread of the previous row as you were trying to pull it through.

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  • 1 Flowerlady // Mar 18, 2010 at

    Crochet is easier at first. Simply because you have only one needle and stitches aren’t as easy to unravel (drop).

    In the old days, anything was used for needles, so I’d say yes, but they would be terribly difficult due to length and no end to stop the stitches from dropping.

    Have fun!
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  • 2 tiny Valkyrie // Mar 18, 2010 at

    Crochetting is much easier to learn, and it goes quick once you get the hang of it.

    If you keep at it you could easily make a scarf in 2 days.
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  • 3 suzb49 // Mar 18, 2010 at

    I think crocheting is easier for me. I like crocheting because it goes faster. You can’t use a crochet hook for knitting because of the hook on the end, it would pick up the thread of the previous row as you were trying to pull it through.
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  • 4 ricksuearmour // Mar 18, 2010 at

    either crochet or knitting would be a great way to make your scarf. I find crochet easier. A crochet hook has just that, a hook at the end and you use only one hook. Knittng needles are a pair and you hold one in each hand.

    Check out the website http://www.lionbrandyarn.com and they have instructions there on how to knit or crochet and how to make a scarf for beginners.
    Joann Fabrics sells DVD’s for $6.99 called Crochet made easy and Knitting made easy. Also, check out your local Home Extension office or Senior Center as they may know somone who could help you. Contact your local High School and talk to the Home Ec Teacher. She may be able to get you started also.

    Scarves are a great beginner project for both knitting and crocheting. Once you get started, they work up fast. There are also some yarns called "chunky" or "thick and quick" that will work up faster.

    Hope this helps! Wish you were near me as i could show you.
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